Sunshine State Orange Bread Recipe
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Sunshine State Orange Bread Recipe

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This pretty glazed loaf is bursting with fresh citrus flavor. Walnuts add a subtle nuttiness and yummy texture to the moist slices. It's one recipe you can serve year after year, and never tire of it. —Mrs. MRS PRISCILLA Gilbert, IND HBR BCH, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 183 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, orange peel, baking powder and baking soda. In a small bowl, whisk water, orange juice, egg, butter and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  2. Transfer to greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Drizzle over bread. Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).
Originally published as Sunshine State Orange Bread in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p154

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twinknitter User ID: 2783812 198185
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I found this recipe as a result of accidentally purchasing high pulp orange juice which I don't like but don't want to throw away. The bread has a lovely light orange color, great texture and wonderful orange flavor. It's very easy to make, my 5 year old daycare boy had a great time helping me make this. We skipped the nuts and orange peel and it still turned out great. I will be sharing this with my Bible study group and imagine they will love it too. I also love that it is different from the usual banana or lemon quick breads. You won't be sorry if you try this one!"

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